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Living with Epilepsy

2018 International Epilepsy Day Photography Competition

November 7, 2017

To celebrate International Epilepsy Day 2018, the International Bureau for Epilepsy has launched an international photography competition for all ages with the theme ‘Life is Beautiful’. The broad theme allows you to choose how to depict how you find beauty in life with epilepsy – whether that’s nature, loved ones, or something else. The competition…

Laith’s Epilepsy Story

November 1, 2017

Laith first started having seizures when he was about six-years-old. He would see a blinking bright light for a few seconds or minutes and then his eyesight would return to normal. By his late teens, he had different types of seizures, mostly absence seizures which are very brief and, for Laith, on average lasted around…

Véronique’s Epilepsy Story

March 28, 2017

In Grade 5, I had my first seizures. My friends at school, my siblings and parents (and also myself…) didn’t know they were seizures. For part of my childhood, I had been a hyperactive and hard to predict child. So at first it seemed I was playing a role and seeking attention, but because I…